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Several Hollywood actors will be performing in the Historic Triangle this weekend as part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s production of Beloved Women of Chota: War Women of the Cherokee.
The show, which is presented by Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative, premiered Wednesday on the Revolutionary City’s Charlton Stage and will continue to play there at 2:30 p.m. each day through Sunday.
The production, which was also performed at Colonial Williamsburg last year, includes actors with several recognizable movie and television credits to their names.
Tonantzin Carmelo, a featured player on the TV mini-series Into the West and guest start on CSI: Miami, and DeLanna Studi, who made appearances the television programs General Hospital and Shameless, take on the show’s title roles.
Also returning to the cast from last year’s production is Zahn McClarnon, most recently known for his portrayal of Hanzee Dent in the second season of the Emmy-winning anthology series Fargo.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Spears, whose credits include Dancing with Wolves and The Activist, and veteran Colonial Williamsburg actor-interpreter Kody Grant.
The show draws parallels between the war for American independence that colonists waged against the British and the war the Cherokee people waged for survival on Virginia’s western frontier, highlighting the Cherokee peoples’ ties to Williamsburg in the colonial era.
Beloved Women is open to all Colonial Williamsburg ticket and pass holders. Click here for more information on the show.